Zahidi Dates also known as Zahedi or Ghasab dates are one of the varieties of Iranian dates that is grown in Fars and Kerman provinces. One of the most economical and most reliable export quotes of Iran is Zahedi date. Of these, the Zahedi date is considered the most frequently used variety of date in Iran. Zahedi dates are thick, small, oval dates, about 3.5cm in size. Zahedi dates have a distinctive appearance; they are hard, shiny and dried up, sometimes their skins sticks to the flesh and sometimes, based on weather (heat, humidity), the fruit skin will separate from the fleshy part. They range from yellow to light brown in colour depending on ripeness. With a moisture content of less than 14%, lower than that of other varieties, they are considered a dried fruit. Zahedi dates are meaty and delicious and, as they are considerably less sweet than other date varieties available. Zahedi dates can be kept at normal room temperature for around 18 months – 2 years with intermittent fumigation. Zahedi dates are highly durable and the fact that they do not require refrigeration makes shipping them easy.